Gov. Scott Announces Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding’s “Spotlight Transparency Tour”

On May 28, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Statewide tour will include commission meetings in Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the kick off of the Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding’s Spotlight Transparency Tour.  Following the Commission’s meeting next week in Tallahassee, the tour will start in Tampa, followed by stops in Jacksonville and Miami to […]

Governor Scott Announces SATO GLOBAL SOLUTIONS Will Create 35 New Jobs in Broward County

On May 28, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that SATO Holdings, a global leader in auto-ID solutions headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has established its subsidiary, SATO Global Solutions (SGS), in Fort Lauderdale. The company is creating 35 jobs for local families and making a capital investment of more than $4 million. Governor Scott said, […]

Ahead of President Obama’s Visit, Gov. Scott says his Removal of Cuba from Terror List is Shameful

On May 28, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ahead of the President’s visit to Florida, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Governor Scott said, “President Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism is shameful. Cuba has done nothing […]

Gov. Scott Highlights Job Creation at Mission Foods in Lakeland

On May 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

  LAKELAND, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job creation at Mission Foods, a leading manufacturer of tortillas and authentic Mexican food products. Mission Foods has created 150 jobs since opening their new manufacturing plant in Lakeland in 2012. The company has also invested more than $40 million in the Central Florida region. Governor […]

Gov. Scott Honors 232 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On May 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded 232 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “As a Navy veteran myself, I was honored to present 232 Florida veterans today with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award in recognition of their service to our state […]

Governor Scott Signs SB 160 and HB 7001 into Law

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: SB 160 Rural Letter Carriers – This bill specifies that a rural letter carrier of the United States Postal Service is not required to wear a safety belt while performing his or her duties on a designated postal route. HB 7001 Relating to Intercepting and Recording […]

Gov. Scott: Naples Adds 5,700 New Jobs Over Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island metro area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 5,700 jobs over the year in April 2015. The MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point over the year, from 5.1 percent in April 2014 to 4.6 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses have added […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Adds Nearly 5,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent metro area again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in April 2015 with 4,900 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 5.7 percent in April 2014 to 5.0 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses have added […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Adds More Than 20,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area experienced positive annual job growth, with an increase 20,600 jobs over the year in April 2015. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 5.6 percent in April 2014 to 4.7 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Added More Than 16,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 16,500 new jobs over the year in April 2015. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year, from 5.9 percent in April 2014 to 5.1 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses have added more than 865,000 private-sector jobs […]